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Rishard Matthews | Wide Receiver | #18

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 7 (227) / MIA
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Rishard Matthews caught 3-of-8 targets for 27 yards in the Titans' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.
Matthews was quiet in Tennessee’s final six games after returning from a hamstring injury, clearing 50 yards just once during that span. The Titans stopped making an effort to funnel Matthews targets as Delanie Walker remained the passing-game focal point and Corey Davis’ role grew. Still only 28 years old, Matthews will stay in the late-round conversation in 2018 fantasy drafts, but he’ll need a big and ultimately unforeseen step forward from Tennessee’s passing game as a whole in order to resume being a weekly re-draft asset. Jan 13 - 11:42 PM

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Rishard Matthews caught 1-of-2 targets for 15 yards in the Titans' Wild Card win over the Chiefs.

Matthews has averaged less than three targets per game over the last three contests. The run-heavy Titans spread the ball around too much behind Delanie Walker. Matthews will get either the Patriots or Steelers next week.
Jan 6 - 8:18 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Titans' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

The Jags shut down Tennessee's passing game save for a screen-pass touchdown to Derrick Henry. The Titans are going to need much more from Marcus Mariota and Matthews in particular in order to give the Chiefs any trouble in the Wild Card Round.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:45:00 PM

Rishard Matthews hauled in two-of-four targets for 48 yards Sunday in the Titans’ Week 16 loss to the Rams.

Both of his catches came after halftime. Matthews was the intended receiver on Marcus Mariota’s interception, though Mariota deserves the blame for throwing an errant pass into tight coverage. He’s been boom or bust lately with receiving totals of 48, 95, 19 and 113 over his last four outings. Matthews gets a tough assignment against Jacksonville’s stacked secondary in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 06:06:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 6-of-8 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 15 loss to the 49ers.

The 95 yards were Matthews' second most of the season. He got shaken up in the second half, but ended up missing only a handful of plays. Although he's had some injury issues, Matthews has been the Titans' most consistent receiver this season. He gets the Rams in Week 16 before being assigned Jalen Ramsey and the Jags in the finale.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 08:07:00 PM

Rishard Matthews hauled in 3-of-5 targets for 19 yards in the Titans' Week 14 loss to the Cardinals.

Although it did not look like Patrick Peterson was shadowing him, Matthews did not find any success in his first game back from a hamstring injury as Marcus Mariota struggled to move the offense. The entire unit should fare better next week in San Francisco, but Matthews will be just a WR3 for that matchup.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:04:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is active for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

Matthews sat out the last two games, but he was never in doubt for this game after getting in full practices Thursday and Friday. Unfortunately, he is returning to a matchup with Patrick Peterson, making him a low-end WR3. Tennessee declared Brandon Weeden, CB Kalan Reed, DB Curtis Riley, OL Corey Levin, Harry Douglas, TE Luke Stocker, and OLB Derrick Morgan (knee) inactive.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 02:39:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) wasn't listed on the Titans' final injury report for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

Matthews is back after sitting out the last two games with a hamstring injury. Returning to a tough matchup against shutdown corner Patrick Peterson, Matthews should be downgraded to a back-end WR3 for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Barring a setback, Matthews will return from his two-game absence against the Cardinals. The problem is, he should see plenty of Patrick Peterson. With injury and matchup concerns, Matthews is on the WR3/4 borderline for the fantasy quarterfinals.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 02:40:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) said there's a "high chance" of him returning for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

Matthews got in a limited practice on Wednesday and should be back this week after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury. We wish Matthews had been available last week for a blow-up matchup against Houston. Instead, he'll return to a difficult draw with shutdown corner Patrick Peterson.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 04:27:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

He returned to a limited practice last week despite not playing Week 13. The Titans consider Matthews day to day and are hopeful he plays Sunday in Arizona. Matthews wouldn't be a trustworthy WR3 option.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 03:38:00 PM

The Titans still consider Rishard Matthews (hamstring) day to day, but are hopeful he returns for Week 14.

Matthews has missed the past two games. It's an absence that's been felt as Marcus Mariota has meandered to just 334 combined passing yards in plus matchups with the Colts and Texans. If Matthews makes it back for Week 14, he could see a heavy dose of Patrick Peterson against the Cardinals.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 02:52:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is inactive for Week 13 against Houston.

Matthews got in a limited practice Friday, but it wasn't enough to get cleared. He'll miss his second straight game, putting Corey Davis and Delanie Walker in line for heavy targets. The rest of Tennessee's inactives are QB Brandon Weeden, CB Kalan Reed, DB Curtis Riley, FB Jalston Fowler, OL Corey Levin, and DL David King.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 11:34:00 AM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Friday.

It's his first practice in over a week. Matthews will be a game-time decision Sunday against Houston. Matthews will be in a blow-up spot if he plays this week. If not, Delanie Walker and Corey Davis should soak up most of the targets from Marcus Mariota.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 01:03:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Matthews did some jogging, but that was about it. He's been nursing a hamstring injury since last week. Delanie Walker and Corey Davis should be targeted heavily if Matthews can't go Sunday against Houston.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Texans are giving up a ton of points, the fourth-most in the league (25.9/g), and they're allowing the sixth-most PPR points to WRs this season. It's clearly another positive matchup and if the Titans can get the offense clicking a little better - they're 19th in points scored over the past three weeks (20.3/g) - Davis should be able to produce a good return for his salary. Vegas believes they can, providing them the seventh-highest implied total on the board (25.25 points). Davis will primarily match up with Kevin Johnson, who's allowing the most fantasy points per route defended among CBs playing in Week 13 (0.41, per PFF).
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 02:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Blaine Gabbert
3Luke Falk
RB1Dion Lewis
2Derrick Henry
3David Fluellen
GLB1Derrick Henry
2Dion Lewis
3RB1Dion Lewis
2Derrick Henry
WR11Corey Davis
2Tajae Sharpe
3Michael Campanaro
4Brandon Shippen
WR21Rishard Matthews
2Taywan Taylor
3Darius Jennings
4Nick Williams
WR31Taywan Taylor
TE1Delanie Walker
2Jonnu Smith
3Phillip Supernaw
4Luke Stocker
5Tim Semisch
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
3Tyler Marz
LG1Quinton Spain
2Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Ben Jones
2Corey Levin
RG1Josh Kline
2Cody Wichmann
RT1Jack Conklin
2Kevin Pamphile
3John Theus